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19th Apr 2022

Woman falls 13 floors to her death after neighbours overhear row about baked beans

April Curtin

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A man who was known to the victim has been arrested

A woman fell to her death at a block of flats in Bristol during the early hours of this morning after a local resident claimed they overheard arguing over a can of baked beans.

It was just before 12.30am on Tuesday April 19 when police were called to the scene in Lansdowne Court in Easton. Upon arrival, a woman was found at the bottom of a block of flats with serious injuries.

Officers carried out emergency first aid but the as-yet-unnamed woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A 43-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident. Avon and Somerset Police later confirmed that the man who has been arrested and the victim were known to each other.

Chief Inspector Deepak Kenth said: “A full investigation has already begun and our priority will be to establish how and why this terrible incident happened.

“An arrest has been made as part of these ongoing enquiries and we can confirm the arrested man and the woman who died were known to each other.

“We’re in the process of notifying the woman’s next of kin and they’ll be given the full support of specialist family liaison officers.

“This is a close-knit community and we know a tragedy like this will cause a great deal of concern among those living nearby. We’ll be putting on additional patrols to give reassurance, allay any worries and to provide a visible presence in the local area, especially while investigative activity continues in and around the scene.”

Local residents have since claimed they heard a row focused around baked beans. One said they heard shouting which woke them up, adding that their friend also heard people arguing about a tin of beans.

Police requested that anyone with information about the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to the force should call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222091832.

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